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Disney’s Q3 results dampened by Fox merger “transformation”

Disney missed the mark on Wall Street forecasts for its Q3 results, reporting earnings per share (EPS) of $1.35, down 28% from the same period a year ago.  Analysts had forecast an EPS of $1.75, as well as revenue of $21.47bn. Disney, however, fell short of expectations, reporting overall revenue of $20.25bn. Bob Iger, chairman […]

TBI Weekly: Women’s World Cup shows FTA broadcasters’ enduring appeal

The ratings success of the Women’s World Cup shows the power that free-to-air broadcasters around the world still wield and their potential to drive huge audiences, writes Ross Biddiscombe. There is every reason to believe that the FIFA Women’s World Cup of 2019 will be seen as a broadcasting breakthrough moment for women’s football after […]

Sony’s female-led ‘Bad Boys’ spin-off finds UK home

Viewers will get to see the Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union backed-cop series LA’s Finest on Fox in the UK, following a deal with Sony Pictures Television. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and 2.0 Entertainment with SPT, LA’s Finest is an action series spin-off of Bruckheimer’s Miami-based Bad Boys franchise, in which Union also stars. The series […]

Disney presents 18-title slate to LA Screenings buyers

Disney has uncovered its highly anticipated content offerings to buyers at LA Screenings. The Mouse House’s global distribution arm, Disney Global Content Sales and Distribution, is believed to be selling 18 titles, which now include a robust mix of family-friendly and adult-centric programming – the latter coming largely out of Disney’s new content assets. Following […]

TBI Weekly: US studios brace for tough questions from global buyers

As major US studios prepare to reveal their new scripted wares to international buyers, there is an atmosphere of confusion and disorganisation in Los Angeles as the terms of trade hang in the balance.  It may still be May but June gloom has descended upon many international execs at this year’s LA Screenings, which is […]

Upfronts 2019: The renewals

There’s been a string of series renewals by the big four networks and The CW ahead of and during this week’s Upfronts. Shows earning all-important second seasons include NBC’s New Amsterdam; ABC’s A Million Little Things, Schooled, Single Parents, The Conners and The Rookie; CBS’s God Friended Me, Magnum P.I. and The Neighborhood; and The […]

Upfronts 2019: All 35 pick-ups broken down

  This year’s Upfronts have so far yielded 35 series pick-ups across the big four networks and The CW. TBI has broken out the dramas and comedies ordered across ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and The CW, along with the studios and producers attached.  Overall, ABC Studios has 6 pick-ups, while 20th Century Fox Television has 8 bringing […]

Black Friday cancellations: ‘Lethal Weapon’, ‘Murphy Brown’ axed

US broadcasters have pulled the plug on a number of shows as part of its annual ‘Black Friday’ cull ahead of this week’s Upfronts presentations.  Some of the most high-profile cancellations come from Fox, which is retooling its brand following the Disney acquisition, which closed in March. The broadcaster has canned a number of programmes, […]

Endemol Shine exits ‘Masked Singer’ as Fox goes in-house for unscripted

Fox is launching an in-house studio for alternative entertainment that will count the next series of The Masked Singer as one of its first productions. The hit singing format, which launched in January and is expected to return to the broadcaster as early as this autumn, will continue to be exec produced by Smart Dog […]